Transition and height difference

Q: I’m installing some 3/4″ pre-finished Brazilian Teak flooring in to a room that previously had carpeting and is adjacent to a room that currently has 3/4 oak flooring (with roughly a five foot doorway between the two rooms). The carpeted room seems to have 5/8 plywood over the 3/4″ floor sheathing. (with the carpet out, there is a 1/8″ difference in height between the two rooms). Continue reading Transition and height difference

Choosing the right kind of bullnose

Q: We have recently installed laminate on our main floor. We are at a standstill however, as we are not sure what to do with the bullnose. Our stairs leading to the basement are carpeted, but I do not know if I have the right kind of bullnose. Continue reading Choosing the right kind of bullnose

Height transitions

Q: I will be installing 3/4″ flooring onto slab. The wood flooring will abut another room that has tile. The 3/4″ CDX subfloor, and papers, will roughly create a difference 1 inch to 1 1/4 inches higher than my tile. What kind of transition techniques do you recommend? Continue reading Height transitions

Horizontal hardwood transition

Q: I want to put hardwood flooring in my dining room and living room. The flooring will run horizontal to the opening between the 2 rooms. I was wondering how you go from one room to the other, and if there were any tricks to making the transition? Continue reading Horizontal hardwood transition